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Experian Identity Theft Survey Results: Consumers Need more Education and Help

Experian launches IdentityWorks(SM), a comprehensive product to detect, protect and resolve identity theft and fraud; survey underscores consumer need News of data breaches and the risks of identity theft and fraud persist, but consumers’ vigilance and awareness haven’t kept pace.  A national survey by Experian, the world’s leading global information services company, revealed that not only is America’s collective guard down, ... Read More »

News from Nova Credit: Former Amex Chief Backs Immigrant Credit Score Provider

Chenault’s General Catalyst funds Nova Credit to help new arrivals in US get credit The former American Express chief Ken Chenault is backing a start-up company that provides credit scores for immigrants who struggle to rent apartments and access other basic services upon their arrival in the US.  Workers on overseas postings, international students and other newcomers have long struggled ... Read More »

Experian Introduces New Identity Resolution

Experian takes the next step forward in identity resolution to help marketers more easily connect offline and online identities MarketingConnect(SM) eliminates the need for disparate solutions and lets marketers access and manage customer identity attributes through a single unified platform With hundreds of offline and online touchpoints across multiple channels, marketers face a series of complex challenges when deciding on ... Read More »

MyCreditChain Helps Consumers Benefit from Sharing their Personal Information

Who is MyCreditChain?  Where is the company registered?  Who are the investors?  What we do not like in this industry is the lack of transparency, in particular companies which are shrouded in anonymity and management who have never run such enterprise before. Out of the blue comes MyCreditChain which aims to revolutionize the process in how personal information is gathered ... Read More »

GBG Helps Launch New UK Criminal Records Trade Body

GBG, the global specialist in identity data intelligence, is pleased to announce it is a founding member of the newly formed CRTB (Criminal Records Trade Body). The CRTB is a network of Registered Bodies, which forms a committee within the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). It will provide an authoritative and independent voice for a wide range of sectors that ... Read More »

Acxiom’s LiveRamp Extends IdentityLink Service to Australia

Identity management service LiveRamp, a division of information company Acxiom, has announced it has launched its IdentityLink™ to Australia. IdentityLink™ connects Offline and Digital Channels, Expanding People-based Marketing Techniques throughout the Digital Ecosystem Empowering Australian marketers with the ability to scale true people-based marketing, LiveRamp®, an Acxiom® company (NASDAQ: ACXM) and leading provider of omnichannel identity resolution, announced the expansion of ... Read More »

TransUnion Announces Agreement to Acquire iovation

Combined capabilities will help customers stay ahead of new and evolving fraud threats TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) has agreed to acquire iovation, one of the most advanced providers of device-based information in the world, strengthening its leadership position in fraud and identity management. “iovation has unique device identity and consumer authentication capabilities that help businesses and consumers seamlessly and safely transact ... Read More »

Aussie Tech Duo Launches Start-up to Tackle Customer Data Difficulties

Former Cloudability Asia Pacific general manager Craig Deveson and former head of programmatic and digital entrepreneurship at Coles Michael Twomey have teamed up to launch a new tech start-up aimed at sorting out customer data for enterprises. The new company, Soow – pronounced “Sow” – was officially launched at the Myriad Festival 2018 in Brisbane, where the start-up is headquartered, ... Read More »

Experian Emerges As Top Identity Vendor in Forrester Report

Experian is one of the top vendors for identity verification solutions, suggests the recent Forrester report, “Top Trends Shaping Identity Verification (IDV) in 2018”. The report includes data from a survey of 1,097 network security decision makers at firms of 20 or more employees, 25 percent of whom said they use Experian for identity verification. That makes it the most-cited vendor ... Read More »

Experian Joins Danal, Provider of Mobile Identity and Authentication Solutions as Investor

Addition of Danal’s mobile identity platform to Experian’s suite of identity products helps businesses better protect people’s information To continue to grow its suite of identity solutions, Experian announced a strategic financial partnership with Danal, a mobile phone identity and authentication platform. The two companies closed a preliminary strategic investment round.  As part of the investment, Experian will combine elements ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Eyes Blockchain, Machine Learning Projects

Jessica Davis, Senior Editor of Information Week has recently interviewed Salem Khan, D&B’s Global Leader of Data Innovation concerning Dun & Bradstreet’s move into Blockchain and machine learning.  Dun & Bradstreet has been providing information to subscribers and customers for 177 years. Now it is exploring Blockchain and machine learning to improve its offerings. You wouldn’t normally think of a ... Read More »

Blockchain: Accenture Thinks the US Can Still Be an Innovator

Is the U.S. government committed to testing blockchain solutions? While some at last week’s D.C. Blockchain Summit say they suspect the government isn’t sincere, David Treat, a managing director and co-head of Accenture’s Global Blockchain Practice, believes this answer couldn’t be farther from reality. Despite the sometimes heated rhetoric of the nation’s lawmakers on some of its more controversial applications, Treat believes government ... Read More »

UK Banks Fall Behind In FinTech

The British Government might claim the UK is a world leader in technology, but UK banking customers are missing out on seamless online transactions enjoyed in other countries by a failure of banks, and even fintech, to fully embrace facial recognition, automated data capture and social media data analysis. According to an international study commissioned by identity data intelligence specialist GBG ... Read More »

Customer Identity: GBGroup Commissions Forrester Study

When it comes to fraud prevention customer identity is critical.  This has become a recurring theme based on articles and studies published or referred to by BIIA. BIIA member GBGroup, an identity data intelligence specialist, commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an independent study of 315 financial service firms across the globe in Australia, China, Singapore, the UK, and the US, ... Read More »

Fraud Prevention: Customer Identity is Critical

Experian research shows online fraud continues to be a top concern across the globe.  84% of Businesses Could Reduce Fraud Risk if Certain About Customers’ Identity Six out of every 10 businesses are experiencing the same or more fraudulent losses online compared with a year ago. Released recently Experian’s Global Fraud and Identity Report shows that fraud trends and patterns continue to ... Read More »

APAC Banks Say Fraudulent Synthetic Identities on the Rise

Synthetic identities fraud is where new identities are made by blending elements from multiple individuals, making the uncovering of fraudulent transactions more complicated. Scammers take these new identities and apply for accounts to build validity for these new personas. Products such as pre-paid credit cards, utility bills and personal loans have all been used as a starting point to build ... Read More »